My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Marquise Knox Closes Out Year #21 of Blues in The District
It seems like yesterday when the calendar turned from winter to Spring in late March. I sat in my office thinking “when is the first week of Blues in the District?” I found out it was June 14 when the first scheduled act of the summer was to take to the gazebo …
Q.H.S. Class of 1974 Establishes Cluster Reunion
The QHS graduating Class of 1974, has established a cluster reunion by inviting the Class of 1973 and the Class of 1975 to their class-reunion in September.
This Missouri City Had the Most Stolen Vehicles Per-Capita
Can you guess what city from the Show-Me State is on the list? Believe it or not, it is not St. Louis or Kansas City.
Have You Seen The Sweetest Addition to Downtown Hannibal?
A new cupcake and sweet treat vending machine is the talk of downtown Hannibal these days.
Town Needs Boys After a 12 Year Drought of Male Births
A reward is on offer to the next couple to give birth to a son after no boys have been born in a small Polish town for 12 years.
Culver Selects Christian to Direct the Wildcat Marching Band
The sound of music will be coming from the “Harvard on the Hill” next year and it will be directed by Ryan Christian.
“Back to School – Do I Have to Go Back?”
“Back to School.” Those were three little words I hated to hear when I was a youngster.
First Day of School is Always Tough on Everyone
You can expect tears to flow and hugs galore this week. It happens every year in August. The first ever day of school for your youngster will fill the eyes of moms and dads with tears like no other cry.
QCES Foundation to Hold ‘Fun’-raising Cocktail Party Friday
This Friday the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools will be holding a "Fun"-raiser Cocktail Party at the Quincy Country Club.
Hannibal’s Bicentennial Features Major Blues Bash
Another major concert is coming to Hannibal as Victor Wainwright and The Train will take the spotlight on Saturday, August 24.